ByJason Nawara, writer at
Jason Nawara

We're only a few days away from Bellator 170, which has made a true Legends Division fight in Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen. The strange thing about this fight is the fact that the trash talk hasn't really been based in the present. Chael and Tito have been doing this for years, they know how to build a fight, but the drama used to sell the fight goes back nearly 20 years to when the two wrestled in college.

Maybe because of this, most of the trash talk has been revisionist. Chael recently said that MMA fighters 'sucked' when Ortiz was champ in the UFC, and now he's talking about practice 20 years ago again.

Now Chael Sonnen is gearing up for a few more great battles and Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva are in his crosshairs.

That said, Chael knows that there are only a few ghosts of MMA past that could defeat him when Tito reigned supreme.

Unfortunately, Randy is long-retired. Ortiz is also riding off into the sunset after this fight.


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